Mercedes-Benz Vans UK has been crowned the Most Reliable Manufacturer of 2017. The Sprinter also received an award, being titled Most Reliable Van at the coveted annual FN50 Awards at Westminster Bridge.

This would be the third consecutive win and fourth overall for the Most Reliable Van award of the Sprinter. The Vito also climbed up one place, sitting in 6th within the reliability ranking in 2017.

The awards were decided by FN50 companies ranking their vans in order of the best performing in terms of breakdowns, warranty claims and allocate points which are then collated to create league tables. 240,000 vehicles were considered.

Stephen Briers, Editor-in-Chief, Fleet News, explained: “Mercedes-Benz Vans dominated the 2017 FN50 reliability study, taking the top spot in both the brand and model categories. The company moved up two places to become the UK’s most reliable brand, while the Sprinter was the most reliable model for the third consecutive year. The 2017 reliability study was based on actual breakdown and warranty claims figures from almost 250,000 vans, making it the biggest report of its type in the UK”

Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd, added: “To be cited as both the most reliable van and manufacturer demonstrates that we are committed to our promise of keeping the nations’ businesses moving. We’re very proud to have received these FN50 awards as they come from the direct feedback of owners and operators, which is always so valuable to receive.”